Gambling

As a new member, the ways you entertain yourself may need to change. For instance, the church does not accept gambling as an appropriate form of entertainment. This includes lotteries, even those sponsored by governments. On LDS.org we read: “Gambling is motivated by...

Your Media Choices

One of the many wonderful changes you may be making as a new member of the church is in the media you choose for yourself. Sometimes, just at first, this doesn’t seem so wonderful. You’ve had years of listening to certain types of music and watching certain types of...

God Trusts Us

There is a wonderful lesson taught to the four to eight year old children in Primary (the children’s auxiliary) about Heavenly Father. They are told the story of a prince who was kidnapped by bad men who tried to force him to be immoral. He withstood all pressure and...
Your New Religious Traditions

Your New Religious Traditions

A new convert once asked if it was okay to continue some of the religious practices she had enjoyed in her previous religion. They didn’t conflict in any way with our own doctrines or practices; they were simply a comfort and a tradition, particularly those related to...
The Gifts of Eternity

The Gifts of Eternity

My mother died today, early Easter morning. As I sit here reading over the Easter lesson I had intended to teach today, I realize more than ever how personal the Savior’s gift to us is. I’m sad and crying, naturally. But it’s tears for me, not my mother. Today,...
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